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embassies could soon include women. the pentagon will overturn a 1994 ruling from prohibiting women from serving in combat. >> reporter: the defense secretary's order will make women eligible to serve as infantry men in special patrol and the navy seals. however women will have to meet strength standards that could keep them out of units where the physical demands are especially gruelling. combat separations in iraq and afghanistan have already cost more than 130 women their lives and left more than 800 wounded. some like dawn halfacre were on the front lines, commanding a platoon where she lost her arm. >> there's not a bilge difference at all. and -- a big difference at all. and a lot of the missions we did, we did with infantry and filled artillery units. we were all doing the same thing, fighting the same fight. >> reporter: the best machine gunner was victoria rivers who was tapped to go on missions with special forces. >> working side by side with a special forces team, it was pretty cool. >> some don't just have the physical strength to do it. >> reporter: the order will open 200,
of that. a mild earthquake shut pentagon around -- shook people around fairfield at 3.1, a mile from downtown fairfield. an attempted kidnapping in antioch prompted a school to get school a lesson in stranger danger. this is after a report of a parent reporting an incident of their child outside sutter elementary school. our news reporter has that story. >> the principal says they always watch the kids at drop off but today teachers volume teared to add extra patrol and they will be talking to the kids today about not talking to strangers. >> there were a lot of eyes on the antioch kids headed into sutter elementary school after news of a man trying to abduct a 5th grader has parents and teachers on edge. >> i am scareed. i see little kids walking home and i am like... >> it is very unsettling. strange something like this could happen next to you where your kid goes to school. >> the principal said the boy walked from school to his ride which was across the park. >> a stranger was at the park, in a car, called the student over saying that he was going do pick the student up and the s
back in a big expansannouncement expected from washington today from pentagon chief leon panetta who will announce that he is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat. the move will open up hundreds of thousands of front-line positions. but also the possibility of elite commando jobs. it is a ground-breaking move and panetta's decision gives the military until january of 2016 to argue any special exceptions. some jobs could open as soon as this year. >> the house of representatives has approved a bill to suspend the nation's 16.4 trillion dollar debt ceiling through may's 18th. the bill will prevent the u.s. from going into default. senate majority leader harry reid says that it will also pass the bill. president obama is expected to sign on tuesday when it reaches his desk. >> today the board of trustees will meet to discuss ways to save sampras's goes city college. the school is on the brink of shutting down. that is because the accreditation commission found numerous violations with the college structures and finances. census that met yesterday to talk about the issu
. the collection included 24 assault rifles. more than $63,000 was paid out for all the weapons. >> the pentagon confirms the u.s. is providing additional support to french troops identifying in mali. defense secretary leon panetta gave refueling support to missions over the north african hot spot. the u.s. military is helping with the transport of troops and supplies. >>> in egypt, at least 27 were killed and 400 wound when rioting broke out over death sentences handed down for a soccer melee. a judge sentenced 21 local fans to death for their part in the soccer riots that killed 74 people last february. most of today's victims were killed when police fired tear gas and other live ammunition into crowds of angry protesters. >>> as if this year's flu season isn't bad enough we're actually fighting three viruses out there. the one that causes the flu, the one that causes the common cold, and now a new virus is spreading like wildfire all over the u.s. and can sicken tens of millions. here's the story. >> never felt lick this -- felt like this before. >> the superbug is ripping across the country
targeting gun trafficking. tara mergener for cbs news, capitol hill. >>> and the pentagon has officially lifted its ban on women in combat. today defense secretary leon panetta finalized the historic change. the new policy will open up more than 200,000 front line jobs to women mostly in the army and marines. >> the burden used to be we would say why should a woman serve in a particular specialty? now it's why shouldn't a woman serve in a particular specialty? >> the changes will not come overnight. the new policy will be phased in over the next three years. >>> if you're heading to new orleans for the super bowl, be warned. getting a cab may be tougher than you ever imagined. city regulations require credit card machines to be in the back of the cab so passengers can run them themselves. but cab drivers say they are having a hard time getting the new equipment and permits in time for the super bowl crowd. one city councilman warns the process is taking too long. >> i was out here for three hours yesterday not a single taxicab was processe
of it centered their grounds. >> major changes are coming for women serving in the army and marines. the pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat. >> at least 130 female troops were killed in a rock and afghanistan. more than 800 were wounded. in the mility think the decision is long overdue. >> we have a bunch of strong and capable women that can take on the challenge that is thrown at us. women will be able to meet the physical requirements. >> if they can meet the standards than we can stand another soldier who is willing to serve this nation and lead their lives down in a combat role. that is good for our military. >> not every combat position will open on at once. the new policy will be implemented over three years. gretchen's could ask fbranches can ask for for specific desk-i ame payne -- i am ed payne reporting. >> we will be back with more on the weather with erica. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song
year. >> because at the pentagon, the defense department has started laying off thousands of contract and some wear civilian workers. all were told that the agency is letting 46,000 people go. he is an effort to reduce spending, and had a possible mandatory budget cuts in march. if congress fails to reach a deal on deficit reduction, the military will be forced to reduce its budget by millions of dollars. >> the fda will not take any regulatory action against the pennsylvania college because of a vending machine that is selling the morning after pill. the machine dispenses a pill for $25 to students and university employees of shipping's bird university. administrators say that the ideal of the machine came from a student survey and was endorsed by the student government. >> the highs will only get up to the 50s today. futurecast 4 stays that of western will stay out perry there will be no 60's on the board is upper 50's for the south bay. about mid 50s for the delta perry ed about 55 for san leandro. downtown san francisco will get about 56 degrees. here's a look at your 7 day around
in combat. >> reporter: the ground breaking decision overturns a 1994 pentagon rule that restricts women from artillery, and other combat roles. now women can serve in those units. >> i think it's incredible news. >> reporter: she gained national headlines when she came out as a lesbian in 1993, and successfully fought the military to discharge her under don't ask don't tell. >> it closes that gap, where we're treated as second class citizens and treated differently. >> reporter: last year, the aclu filed a lawsuit changing the policy that prohibited women from serving in ground combat. >> it's one of the last remaining ways in which the federal government officially discriminates against women, just because they're women. >> reporter: there appears to be one loophole. the decision by leon panetta gives the military until 2016 to seek special exceptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women. some combat positions may open as soon as this year. others such as navy seals may take longer. >> saying this job requires a lot of strength. women can't hack it. guess what, a l
slowing. the drive time is approaching 30 minutes. >> pentagon chief leon pane tta will announce today that he is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat. that will will open up hundreds of thousands of front line positions. also, the possibility of the commando jobs. it is a ground- breaking move, and paneta's decision gives the military until january of 2016 to argue any special exceptions. some jobs could open as soon as this year. >> new this morning the first update on the criminal investigation into the sandy hook school shooting will be delivered by state police today. the presentation will be made at the first meeting of the new sandy hooke advisory commission. the group also hear from experts involved in the aftermath of the virginia tech and columbine and tragedies. their goal is to come up with recommendations on school safety, a mental- health and gun violence prevention. their initial report is due by march the 15th. >> the lafayette school district is joining a growing list of schools making security changes. the district will implement a new emergency bloc
at the benghazi hearings. will it help or hurt a possible presidential run? >>> for the first time the pentagon gives women the right to serve in combat and hay, some farmers don't have enough and some farmers are going to extremes to get it. >>> and this morning's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> it's very, very cold. the wind is definitely cutting into me. >> reporter: a brutal cold front freezes over the northeast. >> windchill advisories in at least a dozen states from north dakota to new england. >> the frigid arctic air schools to close and transportation problems. >> scientists say it's due to a strange phenomenon called january. >>> we heard there was protests and something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. >> hillary clinton took t
now support citizenship. that's up from 31% in the 2010 survey. >>> a pentagon investigation has cleared general john allen in the email scandal that brought down general david petraeus. petraeus resigned as head of the cia back in november after the fbi uncovered evidence he had an affair with his biographer. allen had been linked to the scandal for exchanging potentially inappropriate e- mails with a woman who sparked the petraeus investigation. but the defense department says the allegations that those e- mails were inappropriate are unsubstantiated. allen's nomination to become top commander of nato is still on hold at this time. >>> investigators say a fire sparked on a boeing 787 dreamliner was not caused by an overcharged battery as first thought. japan's transport agency says the lithium ion battery that overheated on the 787 experienced a sudden drop in voltage. all 50 of the dreamliners have been grounded after the jet made an emergency landing in japan a week ago. boeing is trying to address those electrical problems. >>> the house is
. the policy will be phased in over the next 3 years. >>> the pentagon is also devising a plan to pull remaining u.s. troops out of afghanistan. but that doesn't mean the mission there is over. in fact, cbs 5 reporter john ramos says an air national guard unit from the bay area is headed to afghanistan. >> our mission is simple to save lives. >> reporter: when the 129th rescue wing at moffett field gears up, it usually means someone is in trouble. >> a lot of people think we do medevac but it transports patients so they can't fly into active combat area. our helicopters are armed and our crews are trained to go and rescue people where others can't. >> reporter: and that will be a useful skill as this wing of the california air national guard is being sent to bases in afghanistan and southern africa. the 210 airmen being deployed will spend four months flying rescue missions in some dangerous places. >> both search and extraction missions, some that are publicized, some not. >> reporter: the helicopters and c-130 refuelers play a vital support role
." we will continue to follow developments. >> catherine: the pentagon says al-qaida's north africa affiliate is "at the top of the list of suspects" in that terror attack on a gas plant in algeria last week. the assault left dozens of hostages dead. three of those killed were americans and five foreign workers are still missing. algerian forces are now searching the desert for them -- believing they may have run off during the shooting and got lost. the four day stand-off left more than 35 hostages dead. some of the attackers were killed by algerian troops - including the group leader. >> britain's prince harry is no stranger to trouble and controversy. but now he's now being called incredibly stupid for talking publicly about killing taliban fighters in afghanistan. he just got back from a military tour of duty in afghanistan. in interviews - harry has volunteered the fact that he killed taliban fighters from his apache helicopter. there's now concern that he may have made himself an even bigger security threat. >> pam: the sundance film festival is in full swing this week. drawin
was apparently wise. the pentagon last night issued a statement that allen had been cleared by a military inspector general. his nomination could be back on track soon. as for jill kelley, she and her husband call suggestions of an affair with allen painful and preposterous. kelley said that and other misleading junk reporting was emotionally exhausting and damaging to her family. kelley says her privacy was violated. she became a media target rather than a victim. george? >> she made a compelling case in that piece. okay, pierre, thanks very much. >>> george, now to a big backlash for prince harry overnight. the 28-year-old army captain under fire now for being so candid about life on the front lines in afghanistan. abc's lama hasan has been tracking the latest on the royal fallout for harry. >> reporter: first came the candor. now comes the backlash. this morning, there are new security fears for prince harry. the warrior prince, now a high-value target for the taliban, after admitting he killed enemy fighters in afghanistan. >> take a life to save a life. that's what we sort of revolve
of wrongdoing by the pentagon. this, as jill kelly, the woman who triggered the investigation in the first place, speaks out for the first time. nbc's kerry sanders is outside kelly's home in tampa, florida, this morning. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. it's been three months since news broke of the secret love affair between general david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. it all came to light after jill kelly, who lives in the house over there, contacted the fbi about what she called threatening e-mails. throughout all of this, jill kelly has remained silent, until now. socialite jill kelly was thrown into the media spotlight last october as the story of general david petraeus and his affair with biographer paula broadwell unfolded. kelly was described in the media as the other, other woman. now she's telling her side of the story in an interview with a reporter for the daily beast, describing the ordeal as a living nightmare. >> jill kelly seemed to me to be someone who didn't quite know what hit her. she doesn't think she did anything wrong. her life has
. the pentagon expected to announce today it is lifting its long standing ban on women serving in combat, a ground breaking decision that's being both praised and criticized in and out of the military. >>> rigorous defense. >> what difference at this point does it make? >> a fired up hillary clinton takes on her critics during the testimony about the terror attacks in benghazi. she's heading back to the hill today as the man slated to replace her begins his confirmation hearing. >>> frozen solid. the arctic blast does not let up, millions of americans bracing for another day of bone chilling temperature cast. thursday, january 24th, 2013. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer. let's get right to this story in washington, the decision to allow women in combat roles, a watershed moment being praised by a lot of people and others starting to wonder how it might impact the capability of other forces. >> we all know women have been putting their lives in dangerous war zones for many years. what does this change really mean
year. >>> the pentagon has started laying off thousands of contract and temporary workers. a spokesman says the agency is letting 46,000 people go. it's an effort to reduce spending ahead of a possible mandatory budget cut in march. if congress fails to reach a deal on deficit reduction, the military will be forced to reduce its budget by billions of dollars. >>> state lawmakers are getting ready to tackle the issue of healthcare expansion. on monday, lawmakers will introduce a series of proposals to help president obama's affordable healthcare act. one of the most significant proposals will be to streamline the medical enrollment process to help sign up hundreds of thousands of californians currently eligible, but not enrolled. lawmakers will also consider new rules for a new state-run insurance company this fall that would make them cover patients with preexisting disorders. >>> two cases of staph infection have been confirmed at a high school in lafayette. school officials sent a letter home to parents yesterday, asking students to take precautions to stop the spread of the infectio
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